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Fees and funding

In Wales we have a range of payment and financial support options to meet your individual needs and to help you meet your study goals – whether you’re studying a single module or working towards a qualification.

How can I pay for my studies?

Studying with The Open University in Wales is much more affordable and straightforward than you might think. Options include Part-Time Tuition Fee Loans (also known as student loans), Pay As You Go through an Open University student budget account, and employer sponsorship. You can also pay upfront with a debit or credit card.

Visit our main Fees and Funding page for details.

Financial support

If you’re on a low income or have children or adults who depend on you financially, you may be able to apply for a Course Grant or additional financial support. The Course Grant can help with your course-related costs such as paying for a laptop, internet access, stationery or travel to tutorials. The amount of the Course Grant ranges from £50 to £1,155 and is dependent on your household income and how many credits you’re studying. Visit our main Fees and Funding page for more details.

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty, you may qualify for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) to help with any related additional study costs. 

Credit transfer

If you have previously studied elsewhere at higher education level, we may be able to award you credit transfer towards an OU qualification – reducing the number of modules you need to study. 

How much does it cost?

Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis. If you’re studying for a qualification, you won't have to pay the whole cost upfront. 

In Wales our typical fee for a 30 credit module is from £479* or for a 60 credit module from £958*. The number of credits in a qualification ranges from 120 for a certificate, to 360 for an honours degree. Most part-time students study 60 credits a year.

*2017/18 prices.

Visit our main Fees and Funding page for more information. Qualification descriptions also include detailed fee information.

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Call 029 2047 1170
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